Treat yourself to something special this summer and get pampered at a relaxing spa. Whether you are looking for a spa resort on the beach or a city spa vacation, we have you covered.
Ideas on the West Coast
If you are looking for a quick weekend spa vacation on the West Coast, visit one of the spa hotels in California's wine country. Calistoga Ranch in Napa Valley has its own vineyard and 46 free-standing luxury lodges. The hotel wellness center has natural spring-fed mineral pools and a beautiful open-air fitness facility. Couples can book side-by-side massages at the Farmhouse Inn spa, and talk a walk under giant redwood trees in the Armstrong Woods State Reserve in Sonoma.
Club Sante Day Spa at The Fairmont Miramar offers a number of spa treatments in a calm setting. Open seven days a week, the spa includes a Beauty Salon for ladies hair styling, waxing, manicures and pedicures. The Barber Shop offers services for men. This Santa Monica day spa offers Deep Tissue Massage, Oriental Shiatsu and Swedish Massage. Skin treatments include facials, electrolysis, eye treatments, skin peels and other services. For more information, cal call 310-576-7777 extension 3138.
At a time when more and more people are beginning to understand the importance of nurturing their mind/body/soul to maintain health, Post Ranch Inn continues to lead in its offerings of alternative healing treatments. The inn offers a series of four healing Native American healing therapies designed to help integrate past and present experiences. Treatments include Illumination, Soul Retrieval, Destiny Retrieval and Divination and last 1.5 to 2 hours.
For those with time and money for a longer trip, Hawaii is home to some of the best spas in the world. The Spa Without Walls at the Fairmont Orchid lets you get a massage right over a man-made waterfall. After your treatment, head to the sandy beach for a day of relaxing in the sun.
Grand Wailea Resort Hotel in Maui has everything a family could wish for on vacation: golf, shopping, great weather, programs for kids, beaches and a luxurious spa.
On the East Coast, visit the famous Mandarin Oriental, New York Spa where seven treatment rooms come with personal showers, vitality pools, and other luxury amenities.
Whether you idea of a perfect spa vacation is relaxing in a hammock or trying out various vacation activities, Red Mountain Resort in Utah offer many options. With activities as diverse as astronomy, Tai Chi and hiking, there is plenty to choose from. During your spa vacation at the Red Mountain Resort, sample an array of relaxing and therapeutic treatments, such as Sagestone signature treatments and rituals. Complement your visits to the spa with healthy meals and exercise. Join a group fitness class, attend a workshop or schedule a time with a personal trainer during the stay.
Head to the Caribbean island of Anguilla for a luxury spa vacation at the Cuisinart Resort. A tropical retreat with white-sand beaches, pristine waters and a 8,000 square foot spa, the Cuisinart Resort is an ideal spa vacation getaway.
Spa treatments at the Venus Spa take advantage of the wonderful organic ingredients grown in the resort's own hydroponic farm. Relax and rejuvenate your tired body with a Cucumber-Aloe wrap and an Anguillian Coconut-Pineapple scrub. The Venus spa offers a seemingly endless variety of treatment options, from massages, facials and reflexology to seaweed wraps, hydrotherapy, and sea salt scrubs. There is a fitness center as well as yoga and pilates classes for anyone wanting to get in shape on their vacation. The Cuisinart Resort and Spa offers some great spa vacation packages that include spa treatments - check with the resort for their latest deals.
Escape to the seaside town of St. Andrews by-the-Sea in New Brunswick, Canada and enjoy a selection of ocean-inspired spa treatments. Seaweed is praised for its therapeutic properties - it extracts toxins and provides the skin with essential minerals and vitamins. At the Spa at Fairmont Algonquin you can opt for a Sea Salt Glow Body Exfoliation, a full Seaweed Body Wrap or simply the Seaweed Foot Treatment. The foot treatment costs $60 CDN, while other treatments range from $15 to $125 CDN. After your treatment, visit the Spa's dry finishing sauna, Jacuzzi whirlpool and fitness center. The outdoor heated pool is open from mid-June to mid-September.
Get away to the luxury Cheeca Lodge in the Florida Keys and get pampered at Avanyu Spa. Avanyu Spa has a lap pool, treatment rooms and a fitness studio equipped with a selection of fitness machines. The spa at Cheeca Lodge offers an array of massage therapies, body treatments, skincare and after-sun care treatments. Treat yourself to an outdoor treatment on your spa vacation: try the Tropical Island Massage or the Poolside Hand and Foot Treatment, both offered in one of the private cabanas by the pool.
If you want to get in shape while on vacation, you can book a one-on-one training session or participate in daily fitness classes, such as Cardio Pool Splash classes, Body Tone classes, Yoga, and Pilates. The fitness center offers private wellness consultations during which a fitness expert can help you design a personalized fitness, diet, and spa treatment regimen for the duration of your stay.
The Spa at Chateau Elan, 30 minutes from Atlanta, Georgia, offers a comprehensive program of treatments, 14 themed guest suites and a beauty salon. The 33,000 square foot spa is furnished in French country style with rugs, wood floors and a dramatic fireplace.
Choose from individual treatments or custom day spa packages. If you are looking for a full day of pampering, try the Signature Package which includes: a hot Stone Massage, De-Vine Mud Body Wrap, Jurlique Hot Stone Facial, Signature Peach Color Bath and a Gourmet Spa Lunch. Among the a'la carte services, we like the Winery Harvest Crush, a gentle exfoliation followed by grape seed oil moisturizer.